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Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the - 0 views

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    "The app, using Solid's decentralized technology, allows Berners-Lee to access all of his data seamlessly-his calendar, his music library, videos, chat, research. It's like a mashup of Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Spotify, and WhatsApp."
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China's social credit score is like a 'Black Mirror' episode - Business Insider - 0 views

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    "The Chinese government is planning on implementing a system that connects citizens' financial, social, political, and legal credit ratings into one big social trustability score. The idea would be that if someone breaks trust in one area, they'd be adversely affected everywhere."
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Rutgers' online course tracks your knuckles, face, browser history - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Rutgers University's new program also uses a "behavior observation tool," which monitors student browser activity throughout an active session. While this feature is intended to prevent students from using the Internet to cheat on exams, the power that this grants instructors is extremely invasive. If a student accidentally leaves a personal or embarrassing website in their browser during an online course, a ProctorTrack instructor might stumble upon their activity."
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Eng... - 0 views

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    "Now, the number of combinations of these columns grows exponentially with the number of columns. So if you have many, many columns-and we do in modern databases-you'll get up into millions and millions of attributes for each person. Now, if I start allowing myself to look at all of the combinations of these features-if you live in Beijing, and you ride bike to work, and you work in a certain job, and are a certain age-what's the probability you will have a certain disease or you will like my advertisement? Now I'm getting combinations of millions of attributes, and the number of such combinations is exponential; it gets to be the size of the number of atoms in the universe."
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The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block - 0 views

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    "The type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's web browser to draw a hidden image, and was first documented in a upcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user's device a number that uniquely identifies it."
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Search me: online reputation management | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Past scandals, bad photos, critical comments: the internet has a long memory. As the EU considers the 'right to be forgotten', we investigate the growing business of online reputation management - and learn how you can airbrush your own past"
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Can I refuse to have my child fingerprinted at school? | Emma Norton | Comment is free ... - 0 views

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    Relates to our school
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Google warning on fake anti-virus software - 0 views

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    It turns out that 15% of free anti-virus softwares contain viruses themselves, according to Google.
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BBC News - PlayStation 3 gaming console clock bug 'fixed' - 0 views

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    This did not bode well for PS3 when it did happen :P
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